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Russian trade with Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Bulgaria

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Bulgaria totaled $540,654,362, up 4.36% ($22,597,497) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $447,492,543, up 6.12% ($25,799,785) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $93,161,819, down 3.32% ($3,202,288) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $354,330,724, a 8.91% increase ($29,002,073) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Bulgaria was Russia's 36th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 43rd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5556% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.3916% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia's 28th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 37th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7292% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.4672% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia's 52nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 53rd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2592% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.2293% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 90.18% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (86.92% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.78% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (4.74% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (3.71% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.58% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (3.04% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $37,005,132.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,963,127;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,660,535;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,511,508;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $2,337,974.
Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 251,084 0.06 12,802.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 90 0.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 262 0.00 -70.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28,077 0.01 -20.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 951,329 0.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,470 0.00 -33.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,658 0.00 417.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,845 0.00 -88.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 95,218 0.02 -5.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57,767 0.01 5.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 101,168 0.02 6,106.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 94,597 0.02 -69.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 183,840 0.04 -62.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 -100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 326 0.00 -58.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 403,544,767 90.18 10.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 654,009 0.15 -80.27
29 Organic chemicals 1,891,631 0.42 26.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,516 0.00 -53.12
31 Fertilizers 4,049,799 0.90 -9.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 99,687 0.02 567.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,447 0.01 -28.03
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 34,274 0.01 35.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 141 0.00 -62.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65,146 0.01 -97.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 499,499 0.11 348.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,234,601 0.28 12.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,980,069 0.67 13.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 236 0.00 -84.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,305,327 0.29 181.14
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,310,147 0.52 -26.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50,025 0.01 93.53
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 266,742 0.06 -42.25
54 Man-made filaments 100,478 0.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 105,511 0.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 155 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 180 0.00 3,500.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,920 0.00 173.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,489 0.00 -94.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 480 0.00 -92.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,884 0.00 4.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,912 0.01 -30.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 240 0.00 -84.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,200,918 0.27 97.99
69 Ceramic products 18 0.00 -99.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,062,468 0.24 91.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 6,204,309 1.39 -28.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,097,827 0.25 247.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 473 0.00 -99.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,802 0.00 -43.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,101,264 1.81 0.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,196,330 0.27 -51.20
80 Tin and articles thereof 20,000 0.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,647 0.00 -89.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 150,740 0.03 133.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 139,373 0.03 696.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,493,613 0.56 -61.38
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 426,447 0.10 -46.80
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,626,673 0.36 -4.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,046,183 0.23 156.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,185,528 0.26 -39.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 276,175 0.06 -81.72
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 83,506 0.02 117.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,022 0.00 -49.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,973 0.00 3.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 63,211 0.01 -54.22

Russia's Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.61% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (27.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.51% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (38.98% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.69% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (13.88% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.54% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (6.89% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.97% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (3.09% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.85% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (1.57% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.72% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (1.98% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,476,194;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $1,272,187;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,133,442;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,012,140;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $948,156;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $907,145;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $620,983;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $594,818;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $591,865;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $535,083;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $489,149;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $458,662;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $344,819;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $309,678;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $294,032.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7,850,406;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,198,413;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1,116,367;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,017,813;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $734,723;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $668,456;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $523,295;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $489,767;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $478,459;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $453,697;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $297,196;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $282,523.
Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,468,678 1.58 67.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,800,318 1.93 23.69
10 Cereals 22,756 0.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 638,465 0.69 16.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 28,709 0.03 137.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 124,072 0.13 -80.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 255,051 0.27 -18.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 122,441 0.13 -90.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,174,256 1.26 -6.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 587,861 0.63 111.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 838,180 0.90 -54.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,455,225 1.56 228.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,234,826 4.55 -3.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 184,202 0.20 26.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,287,546 1.38 -27.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 128,582 0.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,101,149 1.18 -21.25
29 Organic chemicals 492,809 0.53 13.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,790,074 22.32 -27.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97,415 0.10 30.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,570,706 1.69 -13.97
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 70,684 0.08 -9.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,655,548 1.78 -40.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 864,731 0.93 220.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 810,038 0.87 -37.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,899,389 2.04 147.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 521,012 0.56 28.01
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,436 0.01 159.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 86 0.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,684,627 1.81 12.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,831 0.03 209.65
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 16,237 0.02
52 Cotton 207,720 0.22 147.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 -100.00
54 Man-made filaments 27,772 0.03 73.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 208,089 0.22 108.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 557,379 0.60 54.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 559 0.00 -69.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 105,496 0.11 42,959.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,835,951 3.04 11.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,218,070 4.53 29.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99,211 0.11 -43.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 546,649 0.59 521.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,812 0.01 318.75
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 51,056 0.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,629 0.01 -73.60
69 Ceramic products 518,766 0.56 -58.61
70 Glass and glassware 1,725,621 1.85 591.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,927 0.00 33.03
72 Iron and steel 1,132,715 1.22 89.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 514,449 0.55 8.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 42,936 0.05 -81.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 110,026 0.12 -71.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 151,575 0.16 -8.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,742,667 1.87 55.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,922,491 19.24 5.33
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 8,620,456 9.25 17.31
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 624 0.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 947,028 1.02 31.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,961,389 2.11 33.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23,875 0.03 62.65
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,142,013 2.30 -23.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 497,536 0.53 -47.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 258,389 0.28 267.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 -100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia